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Industry body CII forms task force on women's safety
To go deeper into the subject of creating a safe environment for women, CII has set up a task force led by one of its past president.

CII's CURRENT president Adi Godrej announced this in a statement that Subodh Bhargava, a past president CII will lead the initiative and consult civil society, students and women’s groups apart from industry and submit his report to the authorities at the soonest.

The CII Task Force would also provide inputs to the Government formed Task Force, which is being chaired by the Union Home Secretary.

CII said that crimes against women are of deep concern to all citizens of the country and this needs to be contained quickly and efficiently. Industry feels strongly that everyone should be safe through maintenance of good law and order.

CII also expressed its deep sorrow over the death of the delhi braveheart who was savagely brutalised in a moving bus in the most heinous manner. The industry body said that it feels the collective emotion this incident has given rise to, should not be allowed to dissipate. It is now time for all citizens of this country to stand together to create a regime which ensures that such heinous crimes never gets repeated.

CII said that it feels that this can be done if, apart from other things, the legal system is deterrent enough to potential perpetrators of such crimes. This can be done if the judicial system ensures two things - that punishment is meted out swiftly and definitively within a specified time frame, say three months. Secondly, the nature of the punishment should be exemplary and strong enough deter potential perpetrators.

The apex industry body has decided to work with business, industry and civil society in recommending contours of such a regime. CII will also look into aspects other than the law which has an overarching impact on attitudes and mindsets.

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